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Conceptualising cascading effects of resilience in human-water systems

Xu, Li, Mao, Feng ORCID:, Famiglietti, James S., Pomeroy, John W. and Pahl-Wostl, Claudia 2021. Conceptualising cascading effects of resilience in human-water systems. Ungar, Michael, ed. Multisystemic Resilience: Adaptation and Transformation in Contexts of Change, Oxford University Press, pp. 744-770. (10.1093/oso/9780190095888.003.0039)

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People and water interact over time and across space as coupled systems. Investigating the resilience of such coupling should take a multisystemic approach to address not only the resilience in different human and water systems, but also the interrelationship between their resilience processes. Based on the three framings of resilience in the coupled human–water context (i.e., social resilience, hydrological resilience, and socio-hydrological resilience), a conceptual framework is proposed for understanding the cascading effects of resilience along a chain of resilience change across systems and scales. The authors use a case example from a drainage basin in the Canadian Prairies to exemplify this framework and demonstrate how a change in the resilience of one system can exert an impact on the resilience of another, in socio-hydrological systems that are under the influence of both human activities and climate change.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Earth and Environmental Sciences
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190095888
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2023 02:38

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